Bass Highway promise

Infrastructure. Federal Labor has committed $600,000 towards fixing problem areas on the Bass Highway. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay announced that if elected, a Shorten Labor government will provide funds to the Tasmanian government to begin identifying priority areas on the highway between Marrawah and Wynyard. Ms Keay said the funding was needed to …

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Candidates focus on aged care

Q&A. Two political candidates in next month’s federal election were at Emmerton Park on Friday, sharing their views on the $1.8 billion cuts to aged care funding handed down in the current Federal Budget and the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay and Tasmanian Senate Candidate Robert Waterman, of the …

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Building confidence

VET. If you need a job done well, ask a motivated bunch of students. Smithton High School VET (Vocational Education and Training) students were given a taste of life in the building trade when they were asked to design and construct three storage ottomans for a local client. The furniture was requested by Seven Up …

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Cathedral’s Tassie touch

Craftsmanship. Blackwood from Britton Timbers has been used to craft a spectacular organ in a South Australian church. In Adelaide’s magnificent St Francis Xavier Cathedral, a rare Canadian Casavant Frères pipe organ was sourced to complete a nine-year transformation of the holy structure. Originally built in 1927 and installed for 70 years in a Montreal …

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Raising the best 

Juniors. As Irishtown Football Club looks to its 120-year anniversary, the club recognises the youngsters who will carry the club to 150 years. “We’ve always tried to look after our kids at Irishtown but it’s something we’ve definitely put extra focus on over the past two years,” president Clinton “Ox” McLaren said. “Last year we …

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Centuries of success 

History. On May 5, 1896 Irishtown Football Club was formed. Now, 120 years on the Canaries proudly continue their legacy. Robert Kay, a well respected local businessman was nominated as Irishtown’s first president, a role he would return to several times in coming years. Joining the West Wellington Football Association (WWFA), Irishtown originally donned red …

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Canaries’ 120-year celebrations 

Anniversary. Forming in 1896, this year marks 120 years of the Irishtown Football Club. On Saturday July 2 during round nine of the Circular Head Football Association’s roster, the Canaries will celebrate the milestone with a home game against Redpa before an anniversary dinner. Irishtown club president Clinton “Ox” McLaren is looking forward to the …

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700 game high

Milestone. Tigers Hockey Club’s Vicki Smith notched up 700 club games on Saturday, a feat more than 30 years in the making. A true Tiger from the beginning, Smith first donned black and yellow in 1980 during the club’s second season in the Circular Head Hockey Association and earned herself Best and Fairest the same …

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State debut approaches

Contribution. Scotchtown Football Club has congratulated former Tiger 15-year-old Mason Chatwin on his selection into the Under 15 State Team with a $500 donation to go toward the young footballer’s travelling costs. Mason will travel to Maroochydore, Queensland for the School Sport Australia National Championships in July. He began his playing career with the Scotchtown …

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Trophy troubles

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints were looking to hold onto their possession of the Vicki Bennett Memorial Trophy when they took on Devonport for the annual contest on Saturday. Devonport travelled to Smithton for the Greater Northern League’s round nine campaign. Both sides were aware of the game’s importance as they took to …

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